This young and hip community is considered Philadelphia's hottest neighborhood

Welcome to Fishtown

A harbor of culinary, musical, and artistic action
Fishtown is a classic neighborhood named after its historical roots as an epicenter for commercial shad-fish. The community experiences no shortage of invigorating activities, as it's filled with excellent culinary destinations, great musicals, and history-worthy artistic pieces and collections. Abundant in entertainment and palate-stimulating meals, this young and hip community is considered Philadelphia's hottest neighborhood. Located South of Lehigh, west of the Delaware River, east of Front, and North of Girard, this up-and-coming district offers a colorful exception to the city's busy life with its narrow streets filled with independently owned businesses and modest row homes.

What to Love

  • Eclectic art, music, and dining options
  • Relaxed vibe
  • Trendy shops and vibrant nightlife

Local Lifestyle

Fishtown is a one-of-a-kind diverse community with a creative charm, making it an excellent place to call home. Although it was previously home to working-class residents, this North Philadelphia neighborhood is emerging as an incubator for young creative minds, attracting musicians and artists from all over the world. Locals here are friendly and welcoming. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Fishtown’s dining and shopping scene doesn’t disappoint. The area is home to vintage shops, world-class coffee spots, and unique home furnishings stores. Jinxed Fishtown is a local chain known for its vintage, conversational, unique jewelry, furniture, and pictures. If you want to spice up your wardrobe with custom-made clothing and jewelry, Toile is the place to start, as it carries curated lines from a handful of local designers. 
Murph's Bar at 202 East Girard Avenue is your go-to spot for homemade Italian cuisine. Apart from the fantastic pasta served, this comfortable bar with quirky decorations boasts a friendly and welcoming atmosphere ideal for social gatherings with friends and family. 
Relax at R&D Cocktail Bar, a chic bar serving innovative and classic dishes alongside small creative dishes. This establishment has a dark and sultry interior, with the cocktail menu changing every three months. You can choose a takeaway bottled cocktail or pre-order a personalized cocktail.
Watch your meal cooked right in front of you by some of Philadelphia’s best chefs at Dawa Sushi and Ramen. Sit at the sushi counter and indulge in authentic Japanese dishes such as sashimi and sushi or comfort foods like pork belly bao buns and ramen. 

Things to Do

There's no scarcity of activities to keep you busy in Fishtown. From tranquil and historical parks to incredible venues with live performers to charming museums, there is something for everyone here. 
Get a taste of the arts at Crane Arts. This locale once used to be a plumbing house and is now an oasis for creative minds. The building focuses on contemporary arts and features poetry readings, musical events, and art openings. Another great art museum is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a majestic space that features renaissance classics.
Listen to live music performances at Johnny Brenda's, a gastropub and music venue that hosts various bands from different genres, including famous artists like the Ballroom Thieves and No Age. 
History and nature come together at Penn Treaty Park. This city park is a natural oasis for outdoor lovers as well as history buffs, as the grounds are home to several statues and cultural events like Indigenous People Day. 


Philadelphia Public Schools serve the community of Fishtown.

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